Wealdstone is at the heart of the Council’s regeneration programme in the Harrow and Wealdstone Opportunity Area. The borough expects over 3,000 new homes to be built and an increase in employment opportunities with around 3,000 new jobs being created as a result of development in the area.
In 2017 a Wealdstone Transport Study was undertaken to assess the impact of the Wealdstone regeneration programme on the local transport network and identify necessary changes to transport infrastructure to accommodate this growth:
- Wealdstone Transport Study Report
- Wealdstone Transport Study appendices A - E
- Wealdstone Transport Study appendix F
- Wealdstone Transport Study appendices G to L
In the foreseeable future the increase in journeys generated by development is expected to result in an increase in travel by sustainable forms of transport such as walking, cycling and public transport.
The study recommends the introduction of a liveable neighbourhood as well as improvements to the public transport network in the town centre on the A409 corridor and High Street to accommodate the needs of local businesses, residents and the travelling public in the town.
Town Centre public transport improvements - A409 / High Street corridor
The Council is currently developing proposals to improve the journey time reliability of bus routes that go through Wealdstone as set out in the Wealdstone Transport Study. A plan of the preferred option under consideration can be seen here. This will be subject to public consultation in the near future.
Transport for London has a programme of introducing Liveable neighbourhoods in London in which public space is fundamentally redesigned to create healthy streets. The aim is to reduce the dominance of motor traffic and reprioritise space for more sustainable, healthy and active travel and public realm improvements that can enhance the local environment and quality of life for local people. The Council is submitting a bid for a liveable neighbourhood in Wealdstone as set out in the Wealdstone Transport Study. The key aims of a bid for the town were reported to the Council’s Traffic and Road Safety Advisory Panel in October 2018.
If you would like to give us your thoughts about developing a bid then please go to the following link: